Monday, March 8, 2010

Beyonce's Beauty School or Beyonc'e Cosmetology Center


On Friday, Beyonce spoke in downtown Brooklyn, New York, at the Phoenix House, a nonprofit rehabilitation center for drug and alcohol addiction, unveiling a project she and her mother, Tina, have worked on for years: the Beyonce Cosmetology Center.

The program is a “seven month cosmetology training course for adult men and women,” according to the press release. L’Oreal donated all of the products to be used at the facility. Beyonce is a spokewoman for the brand, and she and her mother have pledged to donate $100,000 annually to the center.

After remarks from New York’s mayor, Michael Bloomberg, Beyonce spoke at the podium about her ties to the foundation and hopes for it’s future. She first visited the Phoenix House in 2007 on preparation for her role as Etta James in Cadillac Records.

Phoenix House does provide co-ed vocational work, but Beyonce stated that she “felt that they needed something that was geared towards women — something that would teach them skills that would give them hope even after the Phoenix House," she explained.

Another influence for the Knowles women to open the beauty school is because of their background in cosmetology. Her mother owned and operated a beauty salon in her hometown of Houston, Texas.

"I saw that a salon was a place for women to socialize, share stories, cry, laugh and get advice," she added about her experiences growing up around a beauty parlor. "Most importantly, I saw the joy it brought my mother, knowing she was a part of their transformation."

After cutting the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the facility, Beyonce ended the celebration saying, "It’s a very proud day for my mother.”

7 comments:

seven said...

Great job Beyonce & Mom!! Good to see the giveback. Beauty is a special field where women can make both their mark on the world and income at any age.

OServices said...

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OServices said...

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addiction center said...

For them to create something for those who have hit the wrong path in life (like those with history of substance abuse for example) was already a very good gesture of helping these people to recover and choose a way different from what their lives were before.

jenny said...
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jenny said...

Great job! Your decision is good. Why I said? Because, good opportunity for beauty industry in today world. Two hours before I read one blog which is the best beauty school in New Jersey? .Its referred beautician course and career opportunities. Really nice job!

texas cosmetology license said...

I'm pretty sure that her business will do great and that it will attract a lot of customers. Beyonce has a lot of styles that trends well and there are a lot of kids and ladies out there who wants to imitate them.

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